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Criminal soldiers are caught in their hiding places in woods and brought to justice. Etching after Jacques Callot, ca. 1633.

  • Callot, Jacques, 1592-1635.
Date
[1730]
Reference
44130i
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The suite of eighteen prints entitled "Miseries and misfortunes of war" (Les misères et les malheurs de la guerre) in which soldiers are shown fighting, raping and pillaging and some are subsequently punished or gravely wounded and only few are rewarded for victory, was published by Callot's friend Israël Henriet in 1633

Publication/Creation

[Amsterdam] : Leonardus Schenk, [1730]

Physical description

1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 7.4 x 18.5 cm

Lettering

Apres plusiers excez indignement commis par ces gens deneant de la gloire ennemis, ...

References note

Jules Lieure, Jacques Callot, 8 vols, Paris 1924-1927, nos. 1339-1356

Lettering note

Lettering continues in French underneath the print describing the event in verse
Translation of the lettering (poem): After the commission of several crimes by these good-for nothing enemies of glory they are sought everywhere with great diligence, and the camp provost marshal brings them back to quarters to receive, as they deserve, a punishment commensurate with their temerity
Bears number bottom right : 9

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 44130i

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  • French


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